Compare 1997 Volkswagen Passat vs 1997 Mercury Sable

1997 Volkswagen Passat
1997 Mercury Sable
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4-Door Sedan Manual TDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 38 47 $17,498 $19,430
4-Door Wagon Manual TDI 38 47 $17,882 $19,860
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 25 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 26 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLX 18 25 $20,078 $22,320
4-Door Wagon Manual GLX 19 26 $20,078 $22,320
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4-Door Wagon GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Wagon GS 19 27 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $20,164 $22,140
4-Door Wagon LS 18 26 $20,164 $22,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,498
$17,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,430
$19,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$324 / month
$326 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
38 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
47 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.7 104.1
Second Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
45.1 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.4 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 199.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.0 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 73.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 49.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 27.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 32.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 80.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 81.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 38.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 46.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 38.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.79 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8.9 x -TBD- 10.1 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 38.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T32
Front Tire Size
P195/60R14 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
-TBD- T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T32
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R14 P205/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- 110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- 1100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3009 3476
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
-TBD- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
-TBD- 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
90 @ 3750 145 @ 5250
Engine Type
Diesel I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
TDI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
149 @ 1900 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA 99U
Displacement
1.9L/116 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
38 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
47 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
-TBD- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Mercury Sable
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Wagon GS
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- 36.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- 30.0
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut

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